- 400g original heavy brushed cotton jersey high quality
- Original style knitting machine jauge 12
- White jersey with 2 embroidered
- 5 buttons front opening
- Sold in a gift box detailing the shirt's history
The Centenary Match 1923 - England-Wales
1923 Rugby jersey
History of the product
THE CENTENARY MATCH 1923
On 1st November 1923 in the town of Rugby in England at the private boys school, they celebrated the centenary of the first ever rugby match.
It was on the huge lawn called The Close, in front of the school that they celebrated the prowess of William Webb Ellis who gave birth to the game of rugby in 1823. It was "with a fine disregard for the rules of football", and running with the ball, that the legend of rugby was born. We now know that this legend was invented in 1895 by the Old Rugbeians, but never mind! The event brought the 4 great rugby nations together ! England, and Wales on one side and Ireland and Scotland on the other.
In front of 2 000 spectators, enthousiasts and players of the first international match in 1871, the two teams played an amazingly dense and physical match. The England-Wales team only just won the match by 21 to 16. SPORTS D’EPOQUE has brought back to life the two jerseys the teams wore at this centenary game. These jerseys are proudly handmade in France.
Made in Europe
Our production is located in France and Portugal.
We worked hard to develop high quality products: the design, the cut, the stitch, the colours... Attached to authenticity that lays deep in the brand DNA, we indicate the place where our products are manufactured, France or Europe.